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Cricket betting racket busted in Beniapukur, 2 held

Kolkata: A cricket betting racket was busted by Kolkata Police on Thursday night.

During the raid by the officers, two persons were arrested.

According to the police, on Thursday, during the India-West Indies cricket match, cops from Detective Department came to know from their sources that a cricket-betting was running somewhere in Beniapukur.

In the evening, cops came to know about the place from where the racketeers were functioning. Around 7 pm on Thursday, a team from DD of Kolkata Police raided a house located at 14, Tantibagan Lane in Beniapukur and found a person identified as Md. Inam alias Guddu.

He was operating a betting racket through mobile phone. Cops seized two mobile phones from him and arrested him. A case has been registered at the Beniapukur police station under sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 120B (punishment of criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and three sections of West Bengal Gambling and Prize Competition Act. After interrogating Inam, sleuths came to know that the actual culprit of the gang is operating the racket from Tiljala area.

He said a person identified as Rajkumar Shaw of Chowbaga Road was controlling the racket from 1, Topsia 1st Lane in Tiljala area.

After Inam gave his statement to the police, cops raided the house he mentioned about in Tiljala and arrested Shaw. Police seized a computer, one mobile phone cash worth Rs 4,600. Sources informed that the police suspect that a big racket is operating in and around Kolkata due to the ongoing World Cup. The duo arrested on Thursday night are being interrogated to find out the other members of the racket.

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